The Heritage Group
  • Heritage Research Group
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Full Time

Description:

We are seeking a chemist experienced in organic synthesis, capable of working independently under the direction of senior personnel.  We seek a candidate with a creative attitude capable of exploring new chemistries, designing novel synthetic processes, and assisting with commercialization scale-up efforts.

 

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Plan, design, and execute experiments in the lab to accomplish R&D goals outlined by management
  • Determine optimal synthetic pathways to produce new specialty chemical products, while considering commercial, economic, and technical constraints
  • Lead scale-up efforts of multi-step syntheses from bench (grams) to pilot-scale (multiple kilograms per batch)
  • Work collaboratively with a team of chemists, engineers, and lab technicians, to jointly solve problems and accomplish team objectives
  • Provide troubleshooting and optimization support for active commercial processes, as needed
  • Manage efforts to produce larger samples of select products for physical property characterizations, market validation, regulatory testing, and other needs
  • Conduct research and participate in technical training programs, as necessary, to facilitate lab efforts and increase knowledge base
  • Thoroughly document work performed in the lab, including updated notebooks, batch records, generating reports, etc., as required by management
  • Effectively communicate lab progress to different audiences at various management levels, through emails, phone calls, and face-to-face meetings
  • Always conduct experiments in a safe and responsible manner

Requirements:

  • Bachelor + 4 years' experience, or Masters + 2 years' experience, or PhD + 0 years' experience
  • Degree in Organic Chemistry or related discipline 
  • Relevant professional experience includes work in the lab as a synthetic organic chemist, process chemist, or related profession
  • Experience with reactor set-up and operation
  • Experience with scale-up from laboratory to pilot
  • Experience confidently handling hazardous chemicals and hazardous wastes, in a safe and professional manner
  • Must have strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Excellent record keeping
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